Attention IE7 Users

We have phased out support for your browser version (Internet Explorer 7). Please upgrade to one of these more modern browsers:

Spot-nosed Guenon

Spot-nosed Guenon

Animal's Behavior

Active during the day, vocalizations include chirps and booms, with communication via facial expressions, tail positioning and head jerks as well.

Eating Habits

Ripe fruit is a favorite, which they store in large cheek pouches.

Range

Western Africa, including Senegal, Sierra Leone and Ghana

Conservation Efforts

As this is a common species and widespread, there are not thought to be major threats to its survival, although it is believed to sometimes be hunted for meat.

Animal Facts

  • This species has excellent color vision and has been known to blush when excited.

Back to Animal Profiles

Quick Facts

Scientific Name

Cercopithecus petaurista

Classification

Animalia, Chordata, Mammalia, Primates, Cercopithecidae, Cercopithecinae

Place of Birth

Sub-Saharan Africa

Size

About 9 lbs.

Color

Brownish-gold, with dark face and white belly. White marking on nose.

Lifespan

20-30 years

Conservation Status

Least Concern

Where to See

Audubon Zoo

Mailing address: 6500 Magazine St. New Orleans, LA 70118
Copyright © 2014 | Privacy Policy | 800-774-7394 | Mobile Site